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Quick Facts About Ottumwa


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Ottumwa is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ottumwa jobs have Increased by 2.23 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ottumwa's cost of living is 21.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Ottumwa's population is 24,849 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.81 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ottumwa is $70,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Ottumwa public schools spend $9,375 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Ottumwa.

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Ottumwa - Pros/Cons
Pros: 1. Extremely low cost of living and housing 2. Affordable place to live Cons: 1. High crime rate 2. Very poor school system 3. Economically depressed 4.... (read more)
re: ottumwa is ok - 1/7/2008
You can live like a king on 12 an hour but the problem is the only job that will pay you over 5 or 6 is the meat packing plant. No jobs nothing to do and no culture... (read more)
ottumwa is ok
ottumwa is wierd everybody here claims to hate it but once they move away they miss it and soon return. yes the summers are hot and the winters are cold but its really... (read more)
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